Thrill, challenge, and inspire your students...

Edgar Allan Poe's tumultuous life, haunting poems, and thrilling tales continue to fascinate readers today. More than any other 19th century American author, Edgar Allan Poe's vivid writing thrills students and inspires them to read more. A visit to his Philadelphia home allows students to walk through the rooms that once sheltered the author and his family.

Students investigate his life, times, and his multi-faceted literary career during their visit using primary and secondary sources. Educators' achievement goals are met during the visit through an interdisciplinary approach to language arts and history.

Last updated: November 2, 2017

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